Studying Abroad within Europe
Studying abroad within Europe is part of the ERASMUS+ programme and is financially supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
For more detailed information about different funding possiblities, please visit the official ERASMUS+ website or the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Conditions and requirements - who can take part in ERASMUS+?
In each phase of their studies (undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate), students can spend time in partner countries within Europe.
A bilateral agreement with a partner institution of higher education is a prerequisite for studying abroad within Europe. These bilateral agreements or partnership contracts are concluded between the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences (FAS) and a corresponding Faculty at a foreign higher education institution (among other things, this means that partnerships with a different faculty of the respective higher education institution cannot be taken into consideration for our students!). Every partnership contract states and thus limits the number of study places.
There is no language test required for taking part in the ERASMUS+ programme; however, you should be able to follow the instructions/lectures during courses held in the local language.
For detailed information about application procedure and contacts, please download: Preparing a Semester Abroad
Deadlines at individual partner institutions vary greatly.
In any case, please keep the following internal application deadlines!
Application deadline (stays within and outside Europe)
- For the upcoming summer semester: 30 June
- For the upcoming winter semester: 31 January
For your application, please use the form for FAS-internal applications.
Please note: Across FHWS, Faculties handle processes for stays abroad quite differently. Due to this, there is sometimes misleading information about dates and conditions circulating among students. Please make sure if a specific information actually applies to our Faculty.
On the page Useful Links we collected many helpful links with information about countries, possible funding, and important precautions.